East Dallas artists open their studios to the public

East Dallas artists open their studios to the public

By Sharon O’Callaghan Shero The White Rock Lake Artists Studio Tour Announces its 26th Year! A tradition continues with the annual — and much awaited — White Rock Lake Artists’ Studio Tour scheduled for the weekend of Oct. 13-14. If you ever wondered how an artist creates art, the tour is a wonderful opportunity to […]

DUC takes gold in OKC

DUC takes gold in OKC

By Lisa Miller Dallas United Crew (DUC) rowing team competed in its first fall regatta of the 2018-2019 season at the Head of the Oklahoma regatta in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Sept. 29-30, at the Boathouse District on the Oklahoma River. Great fall weather greeted the team as they navigated the twists, turns, bridges and […]

Stars poised for return to playoffs

Stars poised for return to playoffs

By David Mullen The Dallas Stars are not among the favorites to reach the Stanley Cup finals this year. According to Las Vegas odds makers, this year’s favorites are the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Toronto Maple Leafs (a team that has not won the Stanley Cup in more than 50 years), the Vegas Golden Knights, […]

Cat got your thumb?

Cat got your thumb?

By Nancy Black I no longer exist. I have lost my identity. And it is all because of my cat. The cat I rescued, no less, from certain death as she tried to hop across Skillman Street near Home Depot. It all began innocently enough. My cat, now one year old, and I were batting […]

Animals, not fried food, on this fairgoer’s agenda

Animals, not fried food, on this fairgoer’s agenda

FOR THE LOVE OF THE ANIMALS By Dr. Beth Leermakers I was shocked to discover that a friend has never seen the huge pig or attended a dog show at the State Fair of Texas! She and her 7-year-old daughter spend their time on the Midway, enjoying an entirely different Fair experience filled with rides, […]

Local chefs help cook up solutions

Local chefs help cook up solutions

DALLAS 24 HOUR CLUB By Adrienne Santaularia   Dallas’ top chefs will join together on Sunday, Oct. 14 from 5-8 p.m. at Sixty Five Hundred for the 5th Annual Dallas All Star Chef Classic benefitting Dallas 24 Hour Club. The festive event, featuring 28 chefs, is a spirited get together to enjoy delectable dishes, live […]

Banquet benefits friends of Dallas public libraries

Banquet benefits friends of Dallas public libraries

Lawrence Wright, the Pulitzer Prize winning author whose latest book explains Texas to the world, will be the featured speaker at the Friends of the Dallas Public Library annual gala on Thursday, Oct. 25. The annual banquet benefits FODPL, the nonprofit organization that raises financial support and advocates for the city’s 29 libraries. The gala […]

Bobcat enjoys dining in East Dallas

Bobcat enjoys dining in East Dallas

Valarie Mongaras, of the Highland Meadows neighborhood of East Dallas, hosted an unexpected visitor this past week. Mongaras noticed a bobcat in her backyard on Monday. She said: “It appears he stopped to have lunch (poor squirrel). What a beautiful creature. He stayed for about two hours then walked away as calm as he could […]

Alumna captures essence of Booker T.

Alumna captures essence of Booker T.

FULFILLING THE VISION By Shari Goldstein Stern In 1998, a senior music conservatory student walked across the Morton Myerson Symphony Center stage to receive her diploma from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing Arts and Visual Arts (Booker T.). She was Erykah Badu, and that crescendo following four years of work changed the […]